This House was Occupied by General George Washington

This House was Occupied by General George Washington (HM4HS)

Location: Tappan, NY 10983 Rockland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 1.183', W 73° 56.751'

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This House was occupied by General George Washington as Army Headquarters on four occasions during the Revolutionary War.


Here the General in 1780, after reviewing the evidence in the case of Major John Andre, Adjunct General of the British Army, approved the report of a Board of General Officers condemning Andre to suffer death as a spy.


Here, on the conclusion of peace in 1783, the British Commander-in-Chief, General Sir Guy Charleton, was "sumptuously" entertained by Washington. When they met plan the orderly evacuation of New York City by His Majesty's forces.


The house was built in the year 1700 by Daniel De Clark, leader of the Tappan patentees, who bought all this part of the country from the native Indians in 1682.


The place passed into the possession of John De Wint, a wealthy planter from the West Indies, in 1746, and was known as the "De Wint Mansion" when the Father of our Country sojourned beneath its roof.


This Historic Site was purchased by members of the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, and set apart as a permanent Masonic shrine dedicated to the memory of George Washington in the 200th year after his birth, A.D. 1932.


Tablet erected in the Bicentennial year by the Rockland County Society.
HM NumberHM4HS
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
Year Placed1932
Placed ByRockland County Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 588629 N 4541480
Decimal Degrees41.01971667, -73.94585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 1.183', W 73° 56.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 1' 10.98" N, 73° 56' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)201, 845, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 Livingston St, Tappan NY 10983, US
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